A collection of letters John F. Kennedy sent to the family of a lost PT-109 crewmate has sold for $200,000 at an auction.

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says he's worried about growing partisanship in the judicial confirmation process and a public perception that the court is a political body.

Police searching for a University of Virginia student say they have a new person of interest and have issued search warrants for a car and an off-campus apartment in Charlottesville.

An Iowa prison's practice of showing male inmates sexually graphic movies is the focus of a trial beginning next week in which a female officer will argue the images encouraged them to harass and threaten her.

Police questioning a couple about a shooting in their Las Vegas neighborhood say they found the remains of a miscarried fetus in a jar in the freezer, and a stolen gun and about a half-pound of marijuana hidden by a child's bassinet.

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.

The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges against hundreds of people arrested at mass protests at the state legislature last year.

The University of California Board of Regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of chancellors in the system by as much as 20 percent, part of an effort regents say is aimed at bringing the salaries in line with their counterparts.

The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges against hundreds of people arrested at mass protests at the legislature last year.

A federal jury convicted the owner of a peanut plant and two others Friday in connection with a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest U.S. food recalls ever, sickened hundreds across the country and was linked to several deaths.

The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players' union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes.

A gay couple has been told they can no longer receive Communion or participate in church ministry after a new priest at a Roman Catholic church in central Montana learned they had been married in a civil ceremony more than a year ago.

The stock market drifted sideways Friday afternoon as Wall Street watched Alibaba shares soar in their public debut. The Standard & Poor's 500 index hovered above its record close from the day before and remained on track for its best weekly gain in a month.

A young dog that was found branded with a profane word has undergone cosmetic surgery in Kentucky to mask part of the word that was chemically burned into her.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pulling ads for the Fox television show "Red Band Society" from nearly 200 buses amid complaints they are racist and offensive to women.

The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012.

The owners of a welding company blamed for a fire that killed two Boston firefighters are facing fines of up to $58,000 after federal workplace safety regulars concluded the firm didn't follow proper precautions.

Police say they responded to an argument at 49ers lineman Ray McDonald's home in San Jose three months before his arrest there on suspicion of domestic violence.

An attempted drug transaction was behind a shooting that led to a three-hour lockdown of the busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, police said Friday.

An Egyptian lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser charges in the 1998 plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa as part of a deal that would greatly reduce his sentence.

The privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol does not violate the state constitution and can stay there, an Oklahoma County judge said Friday in a ruling that attorneys who filed the lawsuit vowed to appeal to the state Supreme Court.

Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke said Friday she cut ties with a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from platforms of other Democrats.

A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month.

In this photo by Dita Alangkara, fireworks explode during the opening ceremony for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Forty-five nations and regions are participating in the events that will be an important test for athletes ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics. China has the largest team of almost 900 athletes, 68 percent of whom are competing in the Asian Games for the first time, and it's favored to lead the medal standings. Athletes will compete in 42 sports, including eight, such as bowling, cricket and squash, that aren't part of the Olympic program.

A broken rail was cited as the "probable cause" of a 2012 train derailment and explosion that damaged a bus depot and led to home evacuations in Ohio's capital, according to federal investigators.

Commissioner Roger Goodell says that "over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that starts with me."

Police say eight workers at a Caterpillar plant in Texas are accused of stealing more at least $160,000 in parts from the company.

An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison for accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip, according to authorities and records.

This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Sept. 21: More fighting in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

A court in the former Soviet republic of Georgia has ordered an asset freeze for the property of former President Mikhail Saakashvili and his family.

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